The Highway Rat (Paperback)
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The Highway Rat (Paperback)

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£7.99
Paperback 32 Pages
Published: 07/07/2016
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The rollicking adventurous picture book from the number

one bestselling author and illustrator of The Gruffalo, Stick

Man and Zog.

'Give me your buns and your biscuits!

Give me your chocolate eclairs!

For I am the Rat of the highway,

and the Rat Thief never shares!'

Life is not safe for the other animals, as the villainous Highway

Rat gallops along the highway, stealing their food. Clover from

a rabbit; nuts from a squirrel - he even steals his own horse's

hay.

Will he finally meet his comeuppance, in the form of a cunning

duck?

Shiny foil highlights on the cover makes this a special gift

for toddlers

A fabulous, rollicking rhyme, in the style of the famous

Alfred Noyes poem, 'The Highwayman', from the UK's number one

picture book author and illustrator

Perfect read-aloud rhyming text and stunning pictures on every

page with lots of details to spot

Adventure, friendship and learning to be kind are at

the heart of this story

The Highway Rat has been adapted into a popular

animated film starring voices from David Tennant (Highway

Rat), Nina Sosanya (Duck), Rob Brydon (Horse), Tom Hollander

(Squirrel) and Frances de la Tour (Rabbit)

The animated film of Tabby McTat stars

voice artists including Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who) as the narrator,

Rob Brydon (Gavin and Stacey) as Fred, Sope Dirisu (Gangs

of London) as Tabby McTat, alongside Cariad Lloyd, Joanna Scanlan

and Susan Wokoma.

Look out for Jonty Gentoo by Julia

Donaldson and Axel Scheffler in 2024.

 

Praise for The Highway Rat:

'A classic picture book ... great to read aloud' BBC Radio 4 'Front

Row'

'Donaldson's ear for rhyme is unequalled and Scheffler's busy, funny

illustrations make this ideal for reading aloud' Daily Mail

Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9781407170732
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 251 x 102 x 4 mm

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“Very funny”

This is another amazing picture book from the author of 'the Gruffalo' and this book does not disappoint. It's all about a very naughty little rat that goes around stealing all the animals food but who... More

Hardback edition
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“One of my son's favourites”

Me and my 2yo love reading this book. It's very exciting, funny and leaves lots of room for a nice unique voice interpretation, like most of books written by Julia Donaldson. It's way less scary than the... More

Paperback edition
4 similar books recommended
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“A Rat Gets His Comeuppance”

Highwaymen, and rats, can make life miserable for law-abiding souls. This particular rat will stop at nothing but all it takes is a cunning duck and the Highway Rat ends up suitably employed sweeping up in a cake... More

Paperback edition
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